Urban Talk „Social entrepreneurship in public space for a healthier urban future“

You are invited to participate in an engaging event with Dr. Luisa Bravo, Dr. Mirko Guaralda and local experts to answer the question “How can we create an environment where social entrepreneurship can achieve better public space outcomes for the ACT population?”. Unlike traditional format our discussion leaders will co-create with you together the solutions, which will be compiled in a report that can help to shape a healthier community. Let’s us explore together pathways to accelerated community actions for a better urban future through opportunities for social entrepreneurship in Canberra’s public spaces. When: Tuesday 29th May 2018 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Theo Notoras Centre, 180 London Circuit, Canberra. To register please access the links in the flyer or pay on the night.

Pocket Park City Activation

Urban Synergies Group is partnering up with the Young Planners (Planning Institute of Australia) in Canberra to host a lunch time place activation parklet event on the 29th May 2018 12 noon – 2 pm in 5 Lonsdale Street, Braddon, adjacent to the Hopscotch Bar. During this event we will activate and promote the pocket park intervention, supported with a presentation by Dr. Luisa Bravo and Dr. Mirko Guaralda on the global public space initiative www.standupforpublicspace.org . Participants will be invited to actively engage in the data collection gain further insights into the activation and potential use of the Pocket Park as well as the public perceptions on public space.

Urban Talks event

Urban Talks event – 29th May 2018 5.30 pm -7.30 pm in Canberra, Australia. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Luisa Bravo, President of City Space Architecture and Dr. Mirko Guaralda, Queensland University of Technology, will be presenting valuable insights on „Social entrepreneurship and public spaces for a healthier urban future“. Mark the day in your calendar for this collaborative event with the Planning Institute of Australia, QUT, City Space Architecture, University of Canberra – Health Research Institute. More details will be released soon across our social media outlets.

Urban Thinkers Campus – Urban Health and Liveability in tropical Australia

Urban Synergies Group (USG) will be part to this World Urban Campaign event in Cairns on the 8th June 2018 along with Charles R. Wolfe, author of „Seeing the better city“ and thanks to Dr. Silvia Tavares, James Cook University. Strong alliances are needed to drive positive change for health and well-being on the ground. This initiative is one excellent exemplar for genuine collaboration for a collective shared cause that benefits all. The University of Canberra, Health Research Institute, proudly supports our involvement and therefore makes this contribution possible.

Urban Thinkers Campus – Cairns and Townsville, Australia

Shaping Healthy Cities for and with Children

Live the change you want to see in the world! We just published our report in relation to the involvement and impact at the 9th World Urban Forum. Click here and learn how we made a difference and reached more than 35,000 people with our message that children’s health and wellbeing in cities should be the heart of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Activating the Urban Commons: How do we make Canberra a sharing city?

Together with our partners the Green Institute, SEE- Change and the Frank Fenner Foundation we are hosting a book launch and panel followed by an open conversation. Where: ANU Food Co-op, 10th April 2018, 6- 7.30 pm. We hope to see you there. Register here: https://www.humanitix.com/event/activating-the-urban-commons-how-do-we-make-canberra-a-sharing-city/

Invitation to “Shaping healthy cities for and with children”

You are invited to attend our Side networking event at the upcoming World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

When: Sunday 11th Feb. 2018 9:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Room 406 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Success to create safe, inclusive, accessible, green and public spaces for all, requires us to address the importance of children’s health and well-being in cities.
Child healthy cities need to embrace the ‘Right to the City’ concept and ensure that no one is left behind where all children have the ‘Right to Play’.

This side networking event is a platform for knowledge exchange and networking amongst stakeholders that enable tangible actions on a grassroots level and a city level worldwide committed to improving the health and well-being of the next generation.
Voices for change on the panel include:
• Dr. Luisa Bravo – President of City Space Architecture
• Ms Sudeshna Chatterjee – Board member of the International Play Association
• Ms Bryony Cooper – Sustainable Transport Policy Expert as Moderator
• Ms Joyati Das – Human Rights Activities and Associate Future Cities Research Cluster Melbourne University
• Dr. Manfredo Manfredini – University of Auckland
• Mr Gregor H. Mews – Founder & Director, Urban Synergies Group and University of Canberra
• Dr. Hendrik Tieben – Chinese University of Hong Kong
In order to harness the collective wisdom in the room the focus will be on the engagement with the audience. Together we will workshop tangible actions that can help to drive change, empower children and adolescents.

We look forward seeing you in Kuala Lumpur soon.